This is a longer, but inspirational talk by Randy Pausch on goals, prioritizing, planning, and avoiding procrastination. He has an incredible way of framing and summarizing important advice on this subject. For example, he talks about “doing the right things adequately rather than doing the wrong things in a polished manner” or how to recognize excuses we […]
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Nine-year-old Robby Novak has unbelievable charisma. His “Kid President” videos are taking the internet by storm. In this pep talk, he gives advice for doing “something that will make the world awesome.” His advice: Don’t be boring. If life is a game, aren’t we all on the same team? Don’t stop believing. I want to […]
Do you think you know ALL of the shortcuts for your technology? David Pogue (via Ted Talks) shares 10 easy time-savers for the internet, smartphones, and digital cameras. See if you know them all!
Do you want to know the single most important key to success? According to Angela Lee Duckworth (via Ted Talks) you need to have GRIT. Grit surpassed economics, educational achievement, and even intelligence and talent, as the single most important predictor of success. One key aspect of grit is a “growth mindset.” According to researchers […]
While helping students research potential careers, one of the questions I am asked most often is, “What career fields are hot right now?”. It’s typically an easy question to answer, but not the best way to determine a career field. Why? First, what’s hot now may not be “hot” in four years when most students […]
Managing debt early in life is critical, and poor choices in college, or young adulthood, can lead to long term consequences. Although student loans may be inevitable in order to achieve a college degree, it is the discretionary spending that must be monitored and kept under control. Student loans should be used for tuition, not […]
Five tips for getting up early by Robin Sharma…although a few of these many not seem feasible (i.e., getting a weekly massage), his philosophy on getting up early may be useful to you/your daily routine.
For the past few years I have been teaching two night classes in a row. The first class met from 4-6:30pm and the second from 7-9pm. That is a LONG time to be on your feet. I really wanted to change my schedule to something that was not so physically difficult. What do you think […]
Although stress can be a normal part of life, especially for those of you who are on the job market and experiencing additional demands and pressures to succeed. At the same time, too much or frequent stress can negatively influence your physical health (e.g., headaches or weakened immune system), mental health (e.g., mood swings, irritability, […]